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So, Just got this back from a vendor who does beadblasting work.

I'm not sure I like the satin finish.

I think it's cool, the beadblasting was done well (evenly) etc.

I didn't like the bling factor on the original finish and not sure about the satin finish. Maybe I would prefer brushed.

Either way, just want to share pics:

11-2-18 044 by marked1, on Flickr
11-2-18 045 by marked1, on Flickr
11-2-18 047 by marked1, on Flickr
 

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So, Just got this back from a vendor who does beadblasting work.

I'm not sure I like the satin finish.

I think it's cool, the beadblasting was done well (evenly) etc.

I didn't like the bling factor on the original finish and not sure about the satin finish. Maybe I would prefer brushed.

Either way, just want to share pics:

11-2-18 044 by marked1, on Flickr
11-2-18 045 by marked1, on Flickr
11-2-18 047 by marked1, on Flickr
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I prefer that look than the shiny one. Awesome to me. Is it OK if you're going to share how much did it cost to achieve this beauty?
 

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Looks really nice but IMO the blasted finish is not the best for every day wearing.

I had an originally blasted Fortis B-42 Cosmonauts and the main problem is that on the blasted surface every tiny scratch can be seen immediately.

And the only possibility to remove the scratches is to blast the surface again.

After 5 months of wearing the Fortis I ended with brushing the whole bracelet to be able to remove the scratches with sanding fleece.
 

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I think it looks great! Definitely beats the uber shiny finish. I think a blasted finish fits the aesthetic of a G-Shock better than brushed would.
 

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It was $100. I know a bunch of machinists with a nice shop. Watches aren't their business.... it was just a favor to me.

If it gets some scratches down the road I can just get it reblasted.

If anyone is interested in getting him to do something for you I might be able to work it out.

Thanks

I prefer that look than the shiny one. Awesome to me. Is it OK if you're going to share how much did it cost to achieve this beauty?
 

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I love polished surface, using a diamond cream, I polished the bezel in my Fenix 5, the Citizen Skyhawk, and I'm sure to polish the GW-5000 bracelet, after some weeks wearing it....
 

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In my opinion the only aesthetic downside is that a satin finish this smooth can be mistaken for plastic, and it's a downside only if you want to make a visual point of this actually being full steel :). Other than that, I think the look is very tasteful and a great fit for the design/shape of the square.
 
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